Are you enjoying this artist study series? There are so many amazing artists out there that you can study, but in this series I have picked some of our own personal favorites to highlight each week. If you are a Charlotte Mason homeschooler you will see that studying artists go along great with this style of education. This week we are learning about Mary Cassatt with free resources, printables and unit studies.
Mary Cassatt was born in America and traveled to France to train artistically. She was frowned upon as a woman in art school in America, so she moved to France to train with the masters. She was the only American artist to exhibit with the other Impressionist painters in Paris, France. Most of her works displayed beautiful domestic scenes of women, and mothers and their children. She helped to bring the impressionist style art work to American and to be enjoyed and loved by Americans.
Unit Studies and Printables:
Cassatt.Us is a website devoted to Mary Cassatt’s life and works. You can view an online art gallery, and get information on her art and life.
Here are some great books to accompany a Mary Cassatt artist study:
Mary Cassatt (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists)Mary Cassatt: Impressionist PainterMary Cassatt: Extraordinary Impressionist PainterCassatt: 16 Art Stickers (Dover Art Stickers)Mary Cassatt (The World’s Greatest Artists)Suzette and the Puppy: A Story About Mary Cassatt (Young readers)Mary Cassatt: An American Impressionist (American Art)Color Your Own Mary Cassatt Masterpieces (Dover Art Coloring Book)
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!